Basil Panko-Crusted Salmon

Basil Panko Salmon!  This deceivingly simple meal comes together in no time. Omega-3 rich, salmon is coated in a crunchy basil and panko crust that is oven-baked to perfection. 

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking pan by lining with a sheet of foil. Set aside. Place salmon, skin side down, onto prepared baking pan. Brush each piece with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Step 2

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together panko, basil, garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil until the basil is mostly chopped.

Step 3

Top each salmon piece with crumb mixture and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the topping is slightly golden and the salmon is cooked through. {It should flake easily with a fork when it's ready.}

Step 4

Meanwhile, make the rice: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add halved cherry tomatoes and cook until blackened and blistered in spots -- they should become very soft and release their juices easily.

Step 5

Add fresh spinach and stir until wilted. Sprinkle the mixture with salt to taste. Add the cooked brown rice and stir until fully combined.

Step 6

Serve immediately with a piece of salmon placed atop the rice.

Step 5

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